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October 2020

International guidelines to preserve the cultural heritage of the world's nuclear science and technology developed by Kingston University expert

International guidelines to preserve the cultural heritage of the world's nuclear science and technology developed by Kingston University expert

The secrets of how nuclear power stations have shaped the cultural, social and physical landscapes of the communities in which they are built are set to be unlocked by an international partnership convened by a Cold War expert from Kingston University.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor leads part of landmark study on support for older people with learning disabilities

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor leads part of landmark study on support for older people with learning disabilities

A palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London is teaming up with the University of Oxford and The Open University to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and their family carers.

Kingston University masters graduate joins national Covid-19 testing effort by supporting scientists at UK Biocentre

Kingston University masters graduate joins national Covid-19 testing effort by supporting scientists at UK Biocentre

After completing his MSc in cancer biology earlier this year, Mergim Krasniqi started volunteering at the UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes in May, where he has been supporting scientists in the lab processing tests for Covid-19. Alongside his role at the Lighthouse Lab, he has been working part time at a pharmacy as a trainee pharmacist advisor and completing applications for a PhD.

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Since April, Kingston University PhD student Amtul Bhunnoo has been among the skilled volunteers helping make that possible, working 12 hour shifts at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes. COVID-19 swab samples are sent to the laboratories from the NHS on the front line and other testing sites, including the drive-through sites, for analysis. Below, Amtul shares her experience of working in the labs and why she decided to get involved.

Expressive writing project from Kingston University to help Covid-19 healthcare workers overcome traumatic experiences

Expressive writing project from Kingston University to help Covid-19 healthcare workers overcome traumatic experiences

A project developed by a Kingston School of Art researcher that aims to help people overcome trauma through expressive writing techniques is to be offered to healthcare professionals around the world who are on the front line of the Covid-19 crisis.

Pioneering pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoops Health Service Journal award

Pioneering pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoops Health Service Journal award

A hip and knee pain rehabilitation programme that was created by a Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor, has picked up a prestigious Health Service Journal award.

How Black History Month has inspired research into the stories and achievements of Black figures from Kingston and Surrey's past

How Black History Month has inspired research into the stories and achievements of Black figures from Kingston and Surrey's past

Kingston University historian Dr Steven Woodbridge explores how recent research inspired by Black History Month is shining a light on the Black history of Kingston and its surrounding areas.

September 2020

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

As the UK enters a new phase of government-imposed measures designed to combat Covid-19, a team of Kingston University experts has released a report examining the initial response of eight countries to the pandemic, and how local, national and international politics played a pivotal role in the outcomes.

Kingston University shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards

Kingston University shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards

Kingston University and its pioneering staff have been shortlisted by sector-leading magazine Times Higher Education in their prestigious annual awards, which recognises outstanding work in higher education.

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Leading critical care nurse and senior lecturer at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Johannes Mellinghoff, has teamed up with nursing and allied health professionals and medical colleagues from around the world to conduct an extensive survey assessing personal protective equipment (PPE) available to medical teams at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Kingston University, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and a national team of researchers will examine the disproportionate mortality rates from Covid-19 among Black and South Asian communities as part of a government-funded project - which will also see the team develop key health messages to help raise awareness and engage with adversely affected groups.

August 2020

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

A researcher from Kingston University has developed a powerful new methodology to help victims of violence and trauma through imaginative writing and storytelling, with remarkable results. Her work is now being used to support vulnerable people in Lebanon and Iraq, including victims of sexual violence and refugee families.

Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

A Kingston University social work expert has released a book exploring the history of social services in England, at a time when the critical role of social workers has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Drones equipped with 5G technology could be used to provide emergency teams with reliable communications networks in disaster zones as part of a new system being jointly developed by Kingston University experts.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London's pioneering programme helping NHS teams support people with their rehabilitation during coronavirus lockdown

Kingston University and St George's, University of London's pioneering programme helping NHS teams support people with their rehabilitation during coronavirus lockdown

A pioneering programme to empower people living with complex long-term conditions such as a stroke or multiple trauma manage their own rehabilitation has been kept on the road during the coronavirus pandemic – thanks to an expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London taking the service to online.

July 2020

Kingston University psychologist presents to Cabinet Office on how to engage with Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk from COVID-19

Kingston University psychologist presents to Cabinet Office on how to engage with Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk from COVID-19

The Cabinet Office has invited a Kingston University health psychologist and her research partners to present findings on why BAME communities may be disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and how targeted health messaging could help mitigate its impact.

Kingston University research project awarded £1.3million to examine how migrants understand home and engage in processes of home making in UK-Nordic research collaboration

Kingston University research project awarded £1.3million to examine how migrants understand home and engage in processes of home making in UK-Nordic research collaboration

Making it Home: An Aesthetic Methodological Contribution to the Study of Migrant Home-Making and Politics of Integration was one of seven projects awarded funding from NordForsk. Professor Fran Lloyd and her team will work with a range of migrant communities through workshops facilitated with NGOs in the UK, Denmark and Sweden to examine different themes of migration and integration.

June 2020

  Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

A Kingston University expert in analytical and forensic science has received the Royal Society of Chemistry's exceptional service award for his outstanding contribution to proactively and inclusively supporting his colleagues and the wider scientific community.

New research by Kingston University into energy use could help UK householders cut bills through sustainable practices

New research by Kingston University into energy use could help UK householders cut bills through sustainable practices

A real-world research project by Kingston University which set up energy ‘living labs' to challenge the energy consumption practices of householders, is set to influence energy use in communities across the UK and contribute to European policy-making on green issues.

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

On International Women in Engineering Day, students, staff and graduates from Kingston University share their experiences and ambitions, as well as offering tips for young women considering a career in STEM and highlighting those who have inspired them on the way.